Donate now and help improve the safety, mental health and welfare of a young person, forever.
Your generous donation will help us continue our vital work to safeguard the safety, mental health and well-being of young people across England and Wales.
The stark reality
The Office of the Children’s Commissioner in England estimated:
- That 27,000 children aged 10-15 years old, considered themselves to be a member of a street gang.
- 6,560 children are actively known to youth offending teams or children’s services as a result of their persistent involvement in street gangs.
- More than 1,000 10 to 19-year-olds were admitted to hospital with knife wounds in 2017/18.
- Children as young as 7 are being put in danger by criminals who are taking advantage of how innocent and inexperienced these young people are.
- It is estimated that around 4,000 teenagers in London alone have been coerced into ‘county lines’ exploitation; a £500m industry linked to murder and sexual exploitation.
- Any child can be exploited, no matter their background.
Our community projects are:
- Educating young people and their families on the danger and risks posed by gangs, knife carrying and serious youth violence.
- Promoting a positive alternative to gang membership and coercion into county lines drug activity and changing young people’s lives for the better, for good.
- Preventing young people from being exploited and abused by gang elders for financial gain by actively steering young people away from gang membership.
- Training community volunteers to provide rapid support for families affected by gangs, county lines and knife violence and to deliver educational work in schools and colleges.
- Providing invaluable knife amnesty facilities – taking weapons off our streets for good.
- Making a difference nationally – by lobbying local and central government , showing them that resilient communities are better able to push back on gang violence, drug dealing and knife crime, we can influence government policy on knife carrying, supporting children excluded from school and supporting violence reduction initiatives across England and Wales.
What your generosity funds
£10 covers the travel costs of one of our expert volunteers to deliver a training session for children aged 6 to 18-year olds in school
£20 funds a phone for one of our volunteers so that they can be contacted at any time, by a young person at risk
£100 fund specialist mediator and psychological support, to rebuild a family fractured by gang activity
£500 helps us fund training for a group of volunteers for a year
£3000 funds a secure knife amnesty bin for a community for a year – helping take weapons off those streets for good.